Sunday Shopping: 'Visegrád Design Market', 22 March

  • 19 Mar 2015 11:35 AM
Sunday Shopping: 'Visegrád Design Market', 22 March
WAMP starts its new season at this Sunday at Millenáris Budapest with the arrival of Spring. Regarded by many as the 'coolest design fair in Hungary', Xpats are invited to check-out around a hundred designers at the first WAMP market of the year. This time well-known Hungarian artists are joined by creative talents from the neighbouring Visegrád countries as well. As usual a gastro section will allow visitors to choose from a wide range of high-quality gastro delights. Admission tickets are HUF 500, and they can be used as a coupon for happy shopping - see the video below in the article for fun!

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Design fans may expect an astonishing design market at Millenáris Hall D as a result of a project organised with the help of International Visegrád Fund. Over twenty designers of the region will be presented in Budapest besides local talents. The international artists who have been selected by curators of high expertise will present their work for the first time in Hungary offering a new and fresh selection for the audience.

Curated by Slovakia’ s leading design fair Urban Market, design labels Minka and L.K. minilab will offer beautiful porcelain jewellery and other porcelain articles from Slovakia.

The design brand Remini will bring cool notebooks and calendars, and Mile will sell lovely clothes for kids. More international fashion brands will also be represented: Divarush is strong in casual leisure wear and DEARFRIENDS in streetwear style. Varsity Project offers a unique men’s and ladies’ line, while Handmade by lilian will bring beautiful knitted accessories.

The Polish designers have been curated by artist Nina Woroniecka, who really made her best to pick talents who would fit WAMP the most. Her selection ranges among others from Czetry Szczotki, a producer of designer hairbrushes, Marmolada, a designer of plywood furniture, Przemaski, creator of nature photos and ceramic home accessories, and Well Done’s gifts made of exclusively natural materials.

Design label M.A.M Airbag, creates bags from airbags, Pina makes plywood jewellery and Mamapiki designs cool ladies clothes. They all will be present on Sunday at WAMP.

Not only WAMP is preparing for the new season, but fashion designers will also present their latest collections at this event. In addition to the brand new pieces of Artista, Balllon Showroom, and Camou, less known artists will also appear at WAMP. The designer, Licorice will present unique jewellery made from recycled waste tires, while Nebouxii will bring an exciting selection of accessories: a range of cool socks as well as bow-ties made of wood and concrete.

The Designer of the Month in March will be EVE, the brand of Éva Reményi. The designer believes that jewellery is equally important as the dress itself, and following this idea she designs unusual accessories with eye-catching silver-plated copper pieces with minimalist forms. The brand markets several collections every year, and the new summer collection with outstanding necklaces, earrings and bracelets will be first presented at WAMP.

Along already practicing designers a few talented students of the Alternative Secondary school of Economics will also debut their first works at WAMP. The projects is realised within the frame of the one year long Student Enterprise Program, where students have the opportunity to produce and sell designer products, and go to competitions and markets. They learn how a dream becomes reality, how a product develops into a brand and how profit is made.

The student companies that visitors will meet are Pixty Wonders who offer personal articles made of artificial turf highlighting the importance of urban green areas, Naff&Paff producing furry tubular pillows with LED lights and facilitating comfortable sleep, and Second Way creating bracelets and necklaces from the wires of broken electronic appliances.

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